Converse Spats



After watching Zoe’s tutorial in the Steampunk Spats Threadbanger episode, I got inspired to use the same technique to make spats for my Converse sneakers. I like the idea of having some for keeping my cons clean while I paint/cast/do other messy stuff, and also some dressy ones for special occasions. Check out my Flickr set for some in-process photos.


How-To: Steampunk Spats

8 thoughts on “Converse Spats

  1. RobynSteele says:

    spats are cute but there would NEVER be an occasion to wear them because i would look absolutely ridiculous

  2. biphenyl says:

    Looking ridiculous is a laudable goal, though! I really enjoy the fun pattern, it livens up the plain black shoes!

  3. Lisa says:

    These are great! I probably have some fabric scraps around that I could use for this. Just wondering though, what did you use to fasten the ends of the spats? Velcro?

  4. Converse Spats Becky Stern says:

    sew-on snaps!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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